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Save the Date Cards or Engagement Announcements?

by 28. December 2012 07:09


Friday, December 28, 2012


9:49 AM

Engagement Announcement or Save-the-Date Card?


From the day a future bride gets engaged, she wants to shout it from the roof tops. Of course, she can call family and friends, post a Facebook update or Tweet about it, but the best way to announce an engagement is through elegant engagement announcements. These are not to be confused with save the date cards. Engagement announcements and save the date cards are similar in fashion yet serve two distinctly different purposes.


Engagement Announcements


Engagement announcements can be cards, photos, magnets and sometimes even poems that tell your family and friends in a formal way that you are now engaged. Engagement announcements can be mailed, published in a local publication or announced at an engagement party. The most common way is to mail out engagement announcements. Engagement announcements are similar to wedding invitations, but are much less intricate. If you're a future bride that is planning ahead and already have your wedding theme and colors picked out, your engagement announcements may match the theme of the invitations you plan to send out at a later date. Engagement announcements are generally sent out soon after a couple is engaged and may also be accompanied by engagement party invitations. A fun way to celebrate an engagement is to have an engagement party, big or small, with some of your closest family and friends. An engagement party is a way to share the story about your engagement, show off your sparkling engagement ring and spread the details of the upcoming big day. A couple may send engagement announcements and engagement party invitations out even prior to having a wedding date set since the purpose is simply to announce the formal union of the future bride and groom, not the impending day of the wedding.


Save the Date Cards


That is what save the date cards are for. Save the date cards are usually mailed out several months (sometimes even a year) prior to the actual wedding date. The purpose of save the date cards is to tell your family and friends the date and time you are planning to get married so that they can make sure to make themselves available that day. A save the date card is somewhat of an informal wedding invitation. It tells the recipient that you would like to have them at your wedding at a later date and may provide information on location, time and date. Since save the date cards are usually mailed out well into the stages of wedding planning, the cards tend to match the theme and colors of the wedding itself. Save the date cards also help in getting your guest list set ahead of time and saving a couple money on invitations and postage fees. If a guest receives a save the date card and knows they will not be able to attend, possibly because they are unavailable or cannot travel, the couple knows they don't have to send that guest a formal invitation since they have already confirmed they cannot attend.


When it comes to engagement announcements and save the date cards, it is essentially up to the couple if they want to send both or one or the other. Sending engagement announcements tends to be more of a formal announcement that is not always necessary and can be skipped if family and friends are all nearby. Save the date cards are more practical and more convenient in that they informally announce your engagement, albeit sometimes a little late, and help guests plan to attend a future wedding as well. In the end, it's all up to the bride and groom to decide!


Engagement Announcements

by 28. December 2012 07:02


Friday, December 28, 2012


9:36 AM


Engagement Announcements



What to Include on Engagement Announcements


So he finally proposed to you after all of these months of your hinting around! Sure, he accidentally placed the ring on your right hand, but you quietly moved it over and then burst into tears with excitement. Now the time has come to send out those engagement announcements, engagement party invitations and save-the-date cards to family members and friends. But what should they include? Wording is the way in which you'll fully explain the details on engagement party invitations and save-the-date cards, so it's important to choose the right ones. From fun fonts to classy lettering, so many different messages can be conveyed.




With the wedding coming up in just a couple of years, or maybe even a few months, you're going to be sending out a lot of mailings. From announcements to save-the-dates and invitations for all sorts of events so it's a smart idea to couple as much information as possible onto these engagement announcements. Of course, you do not want the announcements or engagement party invitations to look overbearing, and Socially Yours will help to pick out a layout that is perfect for you!


Instead of only announcing the fact that the two of you plan to wed, you can use these mailings as engagement invitations as well. The date, time and location of the engagement party can be included on the card. In many cases, brides and grooms invite more people to the wedding than to the engagement party. If this is the case for the two of you, have two separate announcements made up. One will include announcement wording that pertains only to the fact that the two of you are now engaged, and the other one will let invited individuals know the details of your engagement party.


These engagement announcements also have the ability to double as save-the-dates. A save-the-date is a card that lets individuals know when the actual wedding is going to be. It might also include the location of the wedding as well as hotel information if a number of out of town guests will be attending. Coupling save-the-date cards with engagement party invitations on engagement announcements will save you money and stress.


When should these announcements be sent out ?


Well, you can ask the professionals at Socially Yours what they recommend. However, a general rule of thumb is to send engagement announcements out as soon as possible, engagement party invitations out about two months in advance and save-the-dates out up to one year in advance. All of this information might seem a bit overwhelming, so be sure to call Socially Yours for professional assistance today.




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